Reaction: Blues 2-4 Coventry City
Lee Bowyer was left frustrated with his team’s game management after they were beaten by Coventry City at St. Andrew’s.
Blues put on a show for most of the first-half, moving into a two-goal lead thanks to headers from Kristian Pedersen and Gary Gardner.
But a quickfire double pulled the visitors level at the end of the opening period before they added two further counters to their tally for the points.
Given the scoring sequence in the Sky Bet Championship encounter, the Head Coach expressed understandable grievances at how events unfolded on Good Friday.
Speaking after the match, he assessed how a situation of control got away from the hosts and said: “I thought we started the game really well, I thought we were the better side – 2-0 and cruising.
“We then think the game becomes too easy, take our foot off the pedal and allow them back in. We just need to manage the game better towards the end of the first-half but we didn’t.
“I put it down to be being too soft. You can’t concede three set-pieces in one game, that is not good enough. You have to take pride in keeping the ball out of your net.”
However, the Boss was refusing to dwell entirely on the negatives and felt the outcome was not wholly reflective of Blues’ performance.
Bowyer told reporters: "We had chances. I don’t think there was much in the game. You look at the scoreline and you would think it was a hiding, it wasn’t. The scoreline looks a lot worse than the performance was."